Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals 7-18-2023

Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals 7/18/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals 7/18/2023 Picks Predictions Previews


The Detroit Tigers (41-51, 3rd AL Central) will go against the Kansas City Royals (27-67, 5th AL Central) in MLB action in Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium, MO, on Tuesday, July 18, 2023, at 8:10 PM ET.


Throughout the first half of the season and into the second, the Detroit Tigers had trouble at the plate.


Regarding on-base percentage (.298) and runs scored (357), Detroit is ranked 28th, while the Tigers are ranked 29th, or second to last, in both categories.


Jake Rogers and Kerry Carpenter have 11 home runs, putting Spencer Torkelson in first place with 12.


Javier Baez is in second place with 44 RBI, while Torkelson is first with 46. In 92 contests, Detroit hit 87 home runs, 138 doubles, and 15 triples.


Detroit’s pitching could be better. The Tigers’ 4.39 team ERA places them 21st, while their 20 quality starts move them to 28th, with a 1.24 WHIP and an 11th-best.


With a 242 batting average allowed, Detroit moves to sixth place overall. With five wins and 81 strikeouts, Eduardo Rodriguez leads Detroit in both categories.


On Tuesday, Tarik Skubal will start for Detroit in the pitcher’s circle. The left-hander has a 0-0 record, a 0.00 ERA, and 11 strikeouts this season.


There were runners on base when the Tigers’ relief pitchers entered the game 101 times, in addition to their 100 outings in high-leverage situations.


This season, the bullpen has 53 holds, ranking 10th in MLB. The Tigers’ bullpen entered the game in 89 save situations and has a cumulative save percentage of 55.9%.


They have only made 19 saves so far this year and missed 15 of their last 34 chances. For the year, the Tigers sent 299 relievers to the mound.


  • The total went UNDER in five of Detroit’s last six matches.
  • The Detroit Tigers are 4-2 SU in their last six matches.
  • The Detroit Tigers are 8-2 SU in their previous ten games against Kansas City.

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Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals Predictions 7/18/2023


Unsurprisingly, Kansas City has only won 27 of its 94 matches, with a winning percentage of just 0.287, given their poor play at the plate and on the mound.


Kansas City ranks 25th in terms of team batting average (.232) but falls to 28th in terms of slugging percentage (.373), 29th in terms of runs scored (348), and 30th or last in terms of on-base percentage (.294).


Salvador Perez (questionable) is second in Kansas City in home runs with 15 and RBI with 40, while Bobby Witt Jr. is first with 16 home runs and 51 RBI. In 94 contests, Kansas City has 149 doubles, 23 triples, and 82 home runs.


On the mound, Kansas City ranks 30th or last in Quality Starts with only 17 through 94 games, 25th in WHIP at 1.44, 26th in batting average allowed at.265, and 28th in team ERA at 5.25.


Brady Singer leads Kansas City with six victories and 81 strikeouts. On Tuesday, Daniel Lynch will receive the ball from Kansas City. The left-hander has a 2-4 record, a 4.18 ERA, and 31 strikeouts this year.


The pitching staff for Kansas City allowed 506 runs this year, giving them a club ERA of 5.25 (477 earned runs conceded).


They rank 28th in MLB for runs allowed per nine innings (5.57; 111 long balls allowed). The Royals’ collective WHIP is 1.439, and their FIP is 4.58 this season.


Their ratio of walks to strikeouts is 8.20 (745 walks vs. 337 bases on balls). With 839 total hits allowed, they rank 25th as a pitching staff in the league.


  • The total went UNDER in four of Kansas City’s last five matches.
  • The Kansas City Royals are 2-9 SU in their previous 11 matches.
  • The Kansas City Royals are 5-11 SU in their last 16 games at home.

Detroit Tigers vs. Kansas City Royals The MLB pick for this game is the Detroit Tigers. The Tigers won four past five games, and Detroit won seven of its nine meetings with Kansas City.


Altogether, Kansas City dropped eight of its past ten games, and the Royals lost 11 of their previous 14 games while playing an American League team.


Kansas City ranks 29th in runs scored with 348 and 28th in team ERA (5.25). Despite being 21st with a team ERA of 4.39, 


Detroit is almost a run better than Kansas City.


Tarik Skubal, the starting pitcher for the Detroit Tigers, has only pitched in two games so far this season, but in those two appearances, he pitched eight innings and struck out 11 while walking only two.


Brady Singer, the starting pitcher for Kansas City, threw 11 innings in which six runs were surrendered while only striking out seven and walking four. The Detroit Tigers will win by a predicted score of 7-2.


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MLB Starting Time: 8:10 PM ET


Location: Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium, MO


Date: Tuesday, July 18, 2023


TV: Bally Sports Kansas City


MLB Odds: Detroit Tigers -146


MLB Totals: 8.5


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